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    OATH is only holding in-person trials or hearings when requested and approved in advance. Most hearings are being conducted by telephone. Click here to learn how to respond to your summons with a remote hearing or request a hearing in person.
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    OATH now makes it possible for you to receive text message reminders for your case.  Just text OATHreminder to (917) 451-8829.

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    OATH and the Mayors Office of Nightlife launch MEND NYC a mediation program to address quality of life disputes between hospitality industry establishments and their neighbors.

Remote Hearing Methods
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    For many types of cases, OATH provides different ways for you to fight your summons without appearing for your hearing in person.
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    You do not need a lawyer to represent you at OATH hearings but if you need help understanding why you received a City summons and how to respond to it, you can contact the OATH Help Center online or visit a Help Center in person. There is a Help Center at all OATH Hearings Division locations. No appointment is necessary; just walk in during regular business hours.

Find Copies of Summonses
and Case Status Information

You can search for a summons, see a copy of the summons, and find your OATH hearing date by using the OATH Summons Finder. You can search for this information by name, address or the summons number.

Go to the Summons Finder

Note: Summonses issued to for hire vehicles or restaurants, and summonses issued by the Department of Consumer Affairs are not currently available using the Summons Finder. You can find case status information for all types of summonses using the OATH Hearings Division Case Status Open Data Set.